Today we were introduced to our word of the week. Mrs Wren challenged us to use the word in a sentence and we had to include inverted commas for direct speech. Can you guess what our word of the week is?
Here are two of our sentences that we shared…
This afternoon we continued with our research about our chosen country in South America. We are trying to find out about climate, tourist attractions and human and physical features. Next week we will persuade Mrs Brewis to visit our chosen country instead of the others.
After lunch we looked at the word warrior (it was our word of the week)we had to make sentences with a subordinating conjunction and the word warrior. Some children shared their sentences with the class.
by Devin and Thomas
Today the whole school carried out science experiments. In Elm Class we investigated how leaves create oxygen. This links nicely to our topic and allows us to appreciate how important rainforests are for human life.
We decided to pick two identical leaves and place them in identical amounts of water. One glass with the leaf was placed in a sunny spot and the other in a darkened room. We left them for an hour and then observed what had happened. We found that the leaf left in the sunshine released lots of bubbles of oxygen whereas the leaf in the dark released very few. Most of us predicted this would happen.
We have all written up our scientific investigations and thought about the variables we used and how we made the experiment a fair test.
In the morning, we noticed a mysterious letter on Mrs Wren’s desk. We opened it up and Devon read it out to us. It was about Mrs Brewis and her family going on holiday to South America.
In the afternoon, we went on the iPads and we used an app called Book Creator. We made a booklet for Mrs Brewis to see. We worked in groups and we each researched a different country but they’re not finished yet.
Some of us also started creating the Amazon Rainforest with Mrs Morris which will be displayed in class.
by Minnie and Jonty
Today we did problem solving in Maths to learn how to explain answers and questions about place value and number. For these types of questions we know we have to show working out as either calculation, number lines or another representation.
The reasoning questions were were challenging and will be something that we work on throughout the year.
by Amelia and Alexander